Given the reality of today’s online environment and what it means for conveying accurate, high-quality information, it is important to address underlying mechanisms that have enabled the manipulation of online information spaces. By also addressing how information is created and disseminated from a market viewpoint, not simply a content viewpoint, it paints a more holistic picture of the challenges faced in keeping a citizenry informed.
13 December – Washington, DC
Join CIMA this December for a conference on “Reading the Charts: What Data Can Tell Us About Defending The Information Space”
10 December – London, England
The former BBC journalist Sue Lllewellyn is hosting a workshop on “Mastering the art of Instagram” with Journalism.co.uk.
30 Nov to 2 Dec, 2018, Dead Sea, Jordan
More than 450 media professionals and investigative reporters will meet to recharge their skills, learn new tools, and get acquainted with latest trends in investigative reporting.
29-30 Nov, 2018, Grahamstown, South Africa
The Highway Africa Conference is a project of Rhodes University (Grahamstown, South Africa). The 22-year old event is supported by a variety of partners including Government, corporate South Africa and development agencies.
Deadline: 3 February 2019
The Social Science Research Council has opened up a request for proposals for their Digital Threats to Democracy workshop.
As a result of our participation in the 13th global IGF, which took place from 12-14 November 2018, GFMD calls on the global Internet governance community to recognise the need for broader inclusion of journalists and the news media community within the IGF and wider Internet governance ecosystem.
15 Nov – 17 Nov, 2018, Prague, Czech Republic
Prague Media Point is a series of annual international conferences, dedicated to discussing the changing media landscape in a professional, political, economic, and social context. These events gather leading academics, journalists, media executives, and experts from around the world to exchange experiences, establish new relationships, and debate challenges facing both traditional and new media. The topic for this iteration of conference is Media and Technology: Innovative Journalism in a Contested Political Space.
12 November – Paris, France
Join the media development stakeholders attending the 2018 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) for an afternoon symposium to discuss strategies for our sector to increase engagement and overall impact in global internet governance processes.
GFMD team attended the 13th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Paris, from 12-14 November. The IGF an event held under the auspices of the United Nations. We have co-organised the second edition of the working group on media development and Internet governance, as well as launched an issue paper that explores intersections between media development and Internet governance.
ICFJ is offering is fellowship on data journalism in Central and Eastern Europe, where the fellow will work alongside the OCCRP.
UNESCO and the Brazilian Network Information Center’s Regional Center for Studies on the Development of the Information Society have established a ten-week course, “How can we support sustainable development in the digital era?” running from 8 October – 30 December.
Deadline: 14 October
The AI Ethics Initiative will award up to $750,000 to a range of projects that offer fresh and experimental approaches to four specific problems at the intersection of AI and the news.
26-28 September – Kigali, Rwanda
The 13th edition of eLearning Africa will be held at the Kigali Convention Centre. Kigali has become known for its ICT-based initiatives in a variety of sectors and services.
Deadline: 2 October
MailOnline, the world’s largest English-language newspaper website with over 220 million unique monthly visitors globally, is looking for a talented freelance social media editor to join the London team.
19 September 2018 – Online
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is fast approaching, and GFMD, CIMA, IMS, and ARTICLE 19 will once again co-convene a gathering of media development stakeholders. Join our first online coordination meeting at 15:00 CEST on 19 September.
Deadline: 17 September
Apply to attend the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2018 in Berlin. This year the conference will take place on 15–18 October, in the context of the World Health Summit.
The Mozilla Foundation seeks a strategic and creative thinker who is passionate about driving conversation and impact in support of a healthy internet to serve as the Director of Digital Engagement.
This is an open call for interested technologists to get in touch about joining the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) data team.